Lake Orion, MI

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Living in Lake Orion

Lake Orion is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 3,161 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Lake Orion is the 285th largest community in Michigan. Lake Orion has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Lake Orion real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Lake Orion house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Lake Orion is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 90.77% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lake Orion is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Orion who work in management occupations (17.38%), sales jobs (12.85%), and food service (10.86%).

Lake Orion is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Lake Orion’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Lake Orion, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.96 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Lake Orion citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.68% of adults in Lake Orion have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lake Orion in 2010 was $45,423, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $181,692 for a family of four. However, Lake Orion contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Lake Orion home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake Orion residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lake Orion include German, Polish, Irish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Lake Orion is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Greek.